Leafs' James van Riemsdyk fights in front of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask with defenceman Zdeno Chara during first period action of Game 1 in the series between the two Original Six foes. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)
TORONTO - It's been nine years in the waiting and Toronto seems ready. Or awash in Blue and White, anyway.
The Maple Leafs will play their first home playoff game tonight at the Air Canada Centre, facing the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final. The series, tied at 1-1, is shaping up as a lengthy, physical battle.
Join the Toronto Sun's Rob Longley, part of our team of reporters, columnists and photographers who will be all over the series, for a live chat previewing the big game.